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Central Texas Leadership Series - Essy Day

Jul 12, 2019
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This week on the Central Texas Leadership Series, host Nan Holmes speaks with Essy Day, director of Library Services for the City of Waco and Waco-McLennan County. 

Baylor Connections - Tyrha Lindsey-Warren

Jul 12, 2019
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Storytelling, from the movies people watch to the ads they consume, can have a powerful impact. Dr. Tyrha Lindsey-Warren, Clinical Assistant Professor of Marketing, shares insights gleaned from her time in entertainment and education about empowered storytelling, consumer behavior and the impact of word of mouth on the decisions people make in this Baylor Connections.

Act Locally Waco - Events July 12 - 18, 2019

Jul 12, 2019

This week on Act Locally Waco, host Ashley Bean Thornton is back in the studio to bring you ways to beat the heat, volunteer opportunities and events to keep you informed on Downtown Waco development. 

Three key steps for start-up success.


Eerie story of a woman searching for clues to her husband’s intentions.

I’m Jim McKeown, welcome to Likely Stories, a weekly review of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and biographies.

An eerie coincidence led me to Mamta Chaudhry’s novel, Haunting Paris.  As I read, Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris burned in a horrible conflagration.  I have traveled to Paris a number of times, and the cathedral on the river Seine was always an important stop.  Chaudhry’s fiction, poetry, and feature articles have been published widely.  Much of her professional career has taken her from Calcutta to Miami, to Dallas.  She currently lives with her husband in Coral Gables, Florida, and they spend part of each year in India and France.  Haunting Paris is her first novel.

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Cities like Longview want to draw young professionals with an entrepreneurial spirit willing to be the next generation of small-city small-business owners. 


David and Art - Alternative Newspapers

Jul 8, 2019
Sofie Hernandez-Simeonidis

Alternative newspapers are an important element in a city's art scene.

In 1928 modernist composer Arnold Schoenberg said that "art is from the outset naturally not for the people," and over the past 150 years or so, plenty of other Modernists have said similar things about their art, and this is certainly true for a  lot of their work. But I sometimes wonder if almost all great art is a poor fit with today's culture and in some real way an alternative to it. 

Likely Stories: Calypso by David Sedaris

Jul 8, 2019

Surprisingly funny personal stories of the comic writer.

 Jim McKeown, welcome to Likely Stories, a weekly review of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and biographies.

Every family has stories of unusual and funny uncles, nephews, aunts, and siblings.  David Sedaris is no exception.  Calypso—is no exception.  His brand of humor takes a few pages to absorb, but once “bitten,” he will infect your funny bone for good.  David Raymond Sedaris is an American humorist, comedian, author, and radio contributor.  He was publicly recognized in 1992 when National Public Radio broadcast his essay "Santaland Diaries.”  Calypso is his tenth book. 


Clara Hudmon, better known as the Georgia Peach, was a master of the old-school singing style known as jubilee, which combined a cappella singing with the lyrics often taken directly from the spirituals.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has started an ambitious national effort called Million Hearts 2022.


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In Episode 66 of Downtown Depot, show host Austin Meek interviews Holly Tucker. Holly is a Texas country recording artist; in her interview, she discusses her local history, the realities of making a career out of music, and why Nashville can wait. Before that interview, Austin shines the Small Business Spotlight on His Grace Productions, a veteran-owned commercial videography company.


Baylor Connections - Chris Hansen

Jul 5, 2019
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Movie studios often save films with broad appeal for summer release. What makes a great summer movie? Chris Hansen, filmmaker and chair of Baylor Film & Digital Media, breaks down summer movies and names a few of his favorites on this Baylor Connections, in addition to sharing personal insights on filmmaking and working with Baylor students in a variety of roles on his seven feature films. 


Five tips on how to dominate startup contests. 


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